Explore Lowestoft, Suffolk
Britain's most easterly town is an ideal holiday and short break destination for all ages, with a mix of vibrant sandy beaches, coastal walks and quality family attractions set within a back drop of traditional Victorian seaside gardens. The beaches to the north and south of the Claremont Pier are considered to be some of the very best in Europe, and both currently hold the Blue Flag Award.
Those wishing to sample a traditional seaside experience will have every opportunity - the children will love the donkey rides along the beach front, or dodging the water jets of the Royal Plain Fountains. Adults can sit back and enjoy afternoon tea at Flying Fifteens with its choice of over 50 world teas, or step aboard a floating museum on Heritage Quay.
End the day with a show at the Marina Theatre. Why not hire a traditional seafront beach chalet for the week?
Just a short journey north of Lowestoft and you'll find Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, where you can explore 12 acres of fabulous landscaped gardens, get lost for a while in the famous 1864 yew hedge maze and let tour guides take you on a grand tour of Somerleyton Hall's sumptuous state rooms.
If you're looking for family fun you are spoilt for choice with two of East Anglia's biggest attractions right on Lowestoft's doorstep. Spend a day with Giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Rhinos and many more at Africa Alive! or for an adrenaline filled day be sure to stop by the 50 acre fun park Pleasurewood Hills.
Escape to the exciting 50-acre family fun park for adventure and entertainment; with a mix of rides there's something for the whole family to enjoy. Thrill-seekers will love the amazing rides -‘Wipeout'- the tallest, fastest and most extreme rollercoaster in the East of England! White-knuckle rides ‘Enigma', ‘Fireball' and ‘Thunderstruck' will spin you wild with excitement, whilst for smaller adventurers there's a selection of fun family-friendly rides. More info...
Voted Best Suffolk Attraction 2010 and voted Sunrise Coast Best Large Attraction 2009, Africa Alive! is one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Visit the ‘Plains of Africa' and see Giraffe, Antelope, Zebra, Rhino and Ostrich roam together as they would in the wild. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the magnificent lions from the Lookout Lodge and Lemur Encounters where the wildlife can't wait to meet you. More info...